Who are we?

Filipe Monteiro - Team Leader, Director

Hi. My name is Filipe Monteiro. I am a 15 year-old Christian VFX Artist and 3D Artist. I am in the 9th grade right now and I wish to pursue a career related to Filmmaking industry.

I started learning how to do my own Visual Effects on September 2007. I had just found out RvD2 and I was fascinated by it.

Everytime I am interested or fascinated by something, I go to the bottom of it and try to learn as much as I can from it.

I discovered that the effects were made, not by an entire payed crew, but by two men, with a simple computer, with a simple, yet powerful, program - Adobe After Effects. That is the program that I have been using since then to do all my Visual Effects.

In terms of 3D Modeling, the program I use is Maxon Cinema 4D.

I really like both of these programs. They are quite powerful and, speaking of C4D, quite simple in terms of User Interface.

I have, as main inspirations, I have The Force.Net's Boards' members, as they are very skilled in VFX and I have learned much from them. My other main inspiration is the work of Andrew Kramer, from VideoCopilot.net

More about me... I enjoy writing, I am a musician. I play the Piano, Guitar, Harmonica, the Flute and I can also play an Ocarina with my hands. I would love to get an actual Ocarina and I would love to play the Violin, the Bass, Saxophone and the... horizontal Flute, which the name doesn't come to mind right now.

I love the country. If I could, I would live surrounded by nature.

I'm a bit stubborn and quite persistent. I can, most of the times, get what I want. I am also very proud.

Well, that's pretty much it. I'll update this page with details from the rest of the crew as soon as I can and, in lack of a better picture related to Filmmaking with me on it, you get this awesome-looking picture of me, setting up my tripod on a Parking Lot, near a former construction side.

Feel free to poke around the site, exploring some of my Visual Effects Tests and the (future) Tutorials section.

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